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9/19/2014 07:40 PM EDT
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wilber_xbox
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any downsides
wilber_xbox   9/23/2014 1:19:55 PM
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I appreciate all the nice improved features of iPhone6 over 5S but what are the major downsides?

collin0
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Re: Just 1 GB of DRAM in the 6 Plus ?
collin0   9/23/2014 12:34:39 AM
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Maybe Apple use different algoritom on video data in iPhone6 series on the condition of the same hardware.

For Apple, hardware specification is not its strength always.

chipmonk0
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Just 1 GB of DRAM in the 6 Plus ?
chipmonk0   9/22/2014 3:32:54 PM
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How does Apple maintain video rate with just 1 GB of DRAM over the A8 ? The 6 Plus has a larger display with a lot more pixels. Did they add a lot more SRAM on the A8, thanks to using 20 nm ? If so then they may be moving most of the graphics code to the A8 leaving more room in the 1 GB LP DDR 3 for pixel data. Any comments ?

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Re: Repairability
AZskibum   9/22/2014 12:46:49 PM
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The larger battery capacity on both models is encouraging, but I am interested to learn how this translates into real world usage for audio, video, LTE data transfer, etc.

_hm
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Apple pay and getting CC details
_hm   9/21/2014 2:28:14 PM
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Apple CEO demonstrated Apple pay with taking picture of CC and entering it in new iPhone.

However, all my credit card has tap and pay features so they communicate with payment terminal. iPhone also has this transciever to communicate with this pay terminal.

So why can not iPhone communicate with my credit card directly (may be one tap is required) and get all the relvant details for it to reside in that phone? Why iPhone needs to take picture of card, on both side? That may not be safe.

Should Apple include feature to tape new credit card on iPhone to get it reside there and not take picture?

DrQuine
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Repairability
DrQuine   9/21/2014 12:22:13 PM
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Thanks for the timely teardown of the latest Apple iPhone 6 plus.  The packing job is very impressive. I'm astonished by the size of the battery - and very pleased to see that it can now be removed or replaced in a practical manner. This will benefit consumers (and Apple if any warranty replacements are required).

DrFPGA
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Functional density
DrFPGA   9/21/2014 9:38:30 AM
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Is amazing! Thanks for showing us.

_hm
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Maker for battery and display
_hm   9/20/2014 5:21:11 AM
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Who are manufacturer for battery and display?

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